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Jul 19, 2011 9:00am PDT
the man came up to the left of rupert murdoch. it halted the entire hearing. we are still waiting to hear from rebekah brooks. if you see it he was trying to get a pie in the face of rupert murdoch. if we can get that shot back up again, you can see in niz left hand a tin -- and see if we can get that shot back up. it looks like he had a tin in his left hand a cream pie that he was going to smash in the face of rupert murdoch during these hearings. the man was quickly taken away in handcuffs. you saw the images of him outside he had something all over his face. wendy dang in the pink jumping up. she is a volleyball player. that looks like a spike. she's known to be a fan of volleyball. anyway, you can see the pie right there trying to get in the face of rupert murdoch. the woman in the gray i'm not sure who she is. she was sitting to the left op of wendy dang. michelle is with us now. is this ovenly some type of protesters coming in to disrupt this and create a true embarrassment to rupert murdoch by delivering a pie in the face? >> we guess. we're basically looking at the exact same pict
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 2:00am PDT
're going home for the weekend. just when you thought it couldn't get worse for the murdochs, we learn that james murdoch may have been less than truthful when he told parliament he was not aware of how extensive the phone hack was until recently. now the u.s. justice department is investigating. also to paraphrase bob dylan you don't need a weather man to know it's hot out there. so hot, we're going to ask is overpopulation partly responsible for global warming? and caddy sacked. few people closer than a golfer and his caddy, tiger woods' firing of his caddy of 13 years is beginning to look like an ugly divorce. the caddy has said five words that must terrify tiger and thrill his critics. those words, when i wrote a book. >>> finally, let me finish with the end of your neighborhood and mine. >>> we start with senator ben harden today. tell us the latest on the deal. >> it's good to be with you. we've got to pass the debt ceiling by august 2nd. really it's the republicans in the house that are holding this up. the president's trying to come together with an agreement. the bottom line i
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00am PDT
time for rupert murdoch in london. >> there's 15 days until default day. >> a lot of hurdles between now and then. >> placing more blame on republicans. >> republicans are still playing games with the debt. >> my way or nothing. >> one-track mind, two-track plan. >> it's a charade. >> the real action will be behind the scenes. >> republicans are dealing in a dream world. >> wishing, rather, for a balanced budget make it happen? >> i'm not sure what planet they are living on. >> i found it irresponsible. >> the no tax man come et. >> they are terrified of grover norquist. >> the answer is no. no. >> and for once, republican presidential candidates have money problems. >> and big money, big problems? gop fundraisers staying on the sidelines. >> mitt romney, 70% maxed out contributions. >> gingrich's campaign is $1 million in debt. >> and the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday.
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >>> the moment that may define the meeting between rupert murdoch and his son james and parliament today was not a moment of admission, was not a moment of guilt or even apology in what has grown into an international media scandal. it was the moment a spectator armed with a pie of some sort launched the pastry at the 80-year-old media baron. somehow it summed up the situation a little too perfectly. rupert murdoch one of the world's most powerful men and ceo of news corp and owner of fox news called to testify and face it, to gravel beforer the politicians who had once come to gravel before him. when the pie came, rupert was defended by his wife, 42-year-old wendi deng, and while she may have thwarted the pastry assault, it was his son james who tried to take the brunt of the questioning in their testimony before parliament. rupert murdoch's job was to dodge the questions. and he blamed others and his memory. check it out. >> i was not aware of that. >> i didn't know of it. >> i never heard of it. >> i don't have any memory. >> it does not appear he knew. >> his son carried however a mu
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm PDT
's running for president? >> the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> abandon ship. in the last 24 hours there have been two high level resignations. zo london's top cop. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is supposed to face the scandal head on tomorrow. >> all eyes are trained on parliament tomorrow. >> they're cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> when is he going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with president obama at the white house. thegsd, quote, the lines of communication are being kept open, but there is nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress. tomorr
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
on the debt. while house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method, don't blame me. >> ultimately, you are responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> i will not yield. >> the issue 1 not congressional in action. >> rupert murdoch, john boehner, eric cantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, cue the blame game. >> virtually no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we, as republicans, as the new majority in this house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we emplore the other side to get serious. >> when is the house going to stop the charade? >> the gang of six is still trying to lead. >> it's a far cry from the paul ryan budget. >> we thought this was the gang of six, dead and buried. >> now the gang of six is a gang of seven. >> two parts, there's always a second act. >> gotten rave reviews from a lot of folks. frlgs colleagues really liked it. >> when does somebody have to say uncle? >> murdoch is also not taking the blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london calling. >> tried to pass the buck t
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am PDT
of reckoning -- news corp chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement. >>> swept away -- tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling haboob, a giant wall of dust roars through phoenix for the second time in two weeks. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead on "first look." this is msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with london calling. news corp chief, ruprd murdoch, his son and former chief executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other plac
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 2:30am PDT
'll share that with you. also rupert murdoch's testimony gets "the daily show" treatment. you knew in was coming as jon stewart breaks down the proceedings most memorable moments, we'll show you what you missed. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing at a british parliament hearing to address that ongoing hacking scandal surrounding their company news corporation. the elder murdoch called this the most humbling day of his career. british lawmakers grilled murdoch for hours, but the media mogul insisted that he is not to blame for on the incident that brought down his tabloid news of the world. >> did you close it because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed at what had happened. >> do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the former ceo of murdoch's news international group rebekah brooks, she also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. brooks offered a personal
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
murdoch and i have offices next to each other although of his travel schedule and his wide, wide responsibilities and i would talk to rupert murdoch quite regularly. >> once a day, twice a day -- can you give us an idea of -- >> on average every other day, but pretty regularly. >> you said that everybody at "news of the world" and everybody was working hard to get nem a job and make sure they didn't lose it, which is perfectly admirable, why is that not the same for tom crohn then? because you said that the job no longer existed at "news of the world," so if you are busily trying to find a job for everybody at "news of the world" why are you not finding a job for him? >> well, there are some people that didn't want a job. in the case of tom crohn, tom's title was "news international" leading manager, and as mr. sheridan pointed out, it was not just journalists, but many people to find jobs for. in the case of thomas, i explained he predominantly for the last few years had worked for the legal manager of "news of the world," and in fact, the legal teams he worked on all of the oth
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:30am PDT
or tweet me, just to let me know why you're awake right now. you can do what any member of the murdoch family does, text the word awake by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> the next 30 minutes are going to be your cram session for this tuesday, july 19th. there's a lot going on today. including the undocking of "atlantis" from the international space station. as the shuttle prepares to head home for the final time. >>> plus either this woman hired the worst wedding photographer in the world or these ain't wedding photos, they may be booking photographs, folks, we'll break down what happened to put this bride behind bars. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. we begin with developments surrounding the scandal threadening rupert murdoch's media empire as the mogul and his son prepare to appear before parliament today. police have arrested 11 people since this hacking and bribery allegation scandal emerged, including the former ceo of murdoch's news international group, that's her, rebekah brooks. and in another new twist for the st
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 8:00pm PDT
with the latest plan to break the deadlock on the debt. house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method. don't blame me. . >> do you accept ultimately that you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> i wd. >> the issue is not congressional in action. >> john boehner, eric kantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, queue the blame game. >> no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we as the new majority in the house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we implore them. murdoch is also note blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london calling. >> tried to pass the buck. >> he doesn't stack up. >> the 80-year-old appeared confused. >> here said yes, i'm in charge. >> someone tried to get i believe to rupert murdoch. >> a man with a shaving cream pie leaps past her husband and attempted to smash rupert murdoch in the face. >> that are looks like a spice. >> can you say it was glitter. >> as the deadline for raising the debt ceiling grows closer, house republicans chose to spend this day in debate and
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 8:00am PDT
. murdoch, james, through all the civil actions, have you been paying glenn mulkhair's legal fees? not you personally, but your organization. >> as i said earlier to the question from mr. davies, there are -- >> no, no. let's keep it short. yes or no? it's a yes or no question. >> i don't know the current status of those. you asked the question are we paying all of his legal fees. >> have you been paying legal fees during the course of the civil actions? >> i don't know the details of the civil actions but i do know that certain legal fees were paid for mr. mulkhair by the company and i was as surprised and shocked to learn that as you are. >> can you understand that people might ask why a company might wish to pay the legal fees of a convicted felon who's been involved -- intimately involved in the destruction of your reputation if it were not to buy his cooperation of silence? >> i can understand that and that's exactly why i asked the question. that's exactly what -- when the allegations came out, i said are we really doing this? is this what the company is doing? on legal advice, you k
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 5:45pm PDT
's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> rupert murdoch, mr. and mrs. michele bachmann, and the debt ceiling gave the writers of the late night comedy shows everything they needed to work with this week. >> if this isn't good you guys, the u.s. is in serious danger of defaulting on our foreign loans, explains why china showed up and broke the statute of liberty's kneec kneecaps. >> we are like children. that's why yesterday once again, dad, much to his chagrin had to come home early from work and give us a talking to about not cleaning our budget. >> we're going to meet every single day until we get this resolved. we're going to get this done by august 2. we might as well do it now, pull off the band-aid, eat our peas. >> who keeps peas under their band-aids? you know, you get the senseç obama is the first president in history that begins every press conference with a heavy sigh. just comes out and goes -- wait, i'm being told his peas mention was not a metaphor. during budget negotiations, apparently, john boehner was literally not eating his peas. i didn't realize that was the ca
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 2:30am PDT
developments in that hacking scandal engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. the full extent of the alleged coverup at murdoch's now defunct "news of the world," they will release details of the dealing with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting what the company did wrong. this many comes after another intense day in parliament where the british prime minister, david cameron there, used an emergency session to defend his dealings with murdoch's company offering an apology for the controversy that's now tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight,
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT
for the weekend as the clock ticks down. >>> when you find it can't get worse for the murdochs, we learn that james murdoch may have been less than truthful when he told parliament he wasn't aware of how extensive the phone hacking was. now the justice department is investigating whether u.s. laws were broken. >>> you don't need a weather man to know it's hot out there. we're going to ask is overpopulation partly responsible for global warning. caddie sacked. few people closer than a golfer and his caddy. tiger woods's firing of his caddy is beginning to look like an ugly divorce. he's already said five words that must terrify critics, those words "when i write my book." >>> finally, we start with the debt crisis. senator ben card en is a democrat from maryland. you were with the president in your statement today. tell us the latest on the deal. >> michael, good to be with you. we got to pass the debt ceiling by august 2nd. it's the republicans in the householding this up. the president is working hard with speaker boehner trying to come together with an agreement. the bottom line is, lo
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00am PDT
, and the "newsnation" is following the news of rupert murdoch and the much-anticipated testimony before parliament. many are calling this the slow meltdown of his media empire. murdoch and his son, james, are expected to testify within the next 24 hours, and yet another resignation in the london police department. john yates has resigned as the deputy commissioner who decided not to reopen an investigation of the alleged hacking. his boss stepped down sunday citing speculation with the ties to the former "news of the editor" arrested last week and the defunct newspaper is accused of hacking into the phones of politicians, and even a murder victim. rebec rebekah brooks has been een resd as of this weekend, and we will see what is going to happen here with rupert murdoch and his son james tomorrow? >> well, that is certainly, that is the big question. and rupert murdoch and his son james, and rebekah brooks, who are appearing before the select committee have to be so careful, and so careful in fact, that rupert murdoch's biographers saying he is in rehearsals and being coached by aides and he is wal
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 1:00am PDT
crusher guy. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. by breaking into our password protected computer system and obtaining proprietary information. this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's they had the right guy to do it, according to a fortune magazine profile, crushes a rival's skull with a baseball bat. who better to take down this puny company than the baseball bat crusher guy. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. by breaking into our password protected computer system and obtaining proprietary information. this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's american supermarkets services companies of hacking into their computer data base. on at least 11 separate occasions, news america intentionally, knowingly, and without authoriza
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 2:30am PDT
rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scanda
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> london calling. rupert murdoch faces parliament as the uk media hacking scandal deepens. more resignations moshgs questions and now an early whistle-blower is dead. the news corps chief testimony, will it make things better or worse? headed across the pond. we're going to find out this hour. >>> back here in the state. cue the blame game. the debt deal is coming and nobody likes it. will anyone come out of this looking good? >> and her first appearance since taking the reins of her party. >>> it's tuesday, july 19, 2011, i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first story, the debt talk. it's the beginning of the blame game. a deal to avoid a default will likely come at the last minute and virtually no one and the finger pointing is starting early. yesterday. berkshire hathaway warren buffett chided leaders for missing a big opportunity. >> i think that any plan that simply says, you know, think about this later essentially, and we're going to try and figure out how things went wrong to blame it on the other party is a terrible mistake. we cannot go to au
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to see you. >> thank you. >>> next, wendi murdoch and her power in hollywood. stay with us. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. and form a layer called biofilm so strong it survives brushing. thankfully, there's listerine® antiseptic. its triple-action formula penetrates biofilm, kills germs and protects your mouth for hours. fight biofilm with listerine®. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your bo
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
their bras? so now the attention is all on the pies and murdoch's wife, wendi deng. i'm calling it pie gate. what did wendi know, and when did he know it? that's all for "hardball." "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> tonight, the only thing wall street fears more than elizabeth warren is a tea party republican. >> zipity do-dah of >> the speaker walks out and lights up a cigarette and chain smokes it because he knows the guy behind him is trying to take away his job. >> my, oh, my, what a wonderful day. >> the speaker of the house tries the impossible. educating tea party republicans about the meaning of default. >> one-quarter of the entire house of representatives are freshmen. >> at the end of the day, we have a responsibility to act. >> almost toxic with some house republicans. >> a game of russian roulette. >> i'm sure we have some members who believe that. >> they're new. many of them have never served in public office before. >> congress is also feeling the heat. >> obviously, i'm not qualified to speak on behalf of the marks and what they will
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 1:00pm PDT
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
trouble in the united states for rupert murdoch. filmmaker robert greenwall on the latest. in psycho talk tonight. >> yes, they have the right to do that. that's not discriminating based upon religion against their particular religion. >> republican presidential hopeful herman cain has a warped understanding of the constitution. more anti-islam remarks from the godfather's pizza man. tonight, he's attacking another candidate on his religion. remember last week everybody was saying, well, the president is in such a good place right now. really? folks, as liberals we need to prepare ourselves, i think, for the big cave. it could be on the way. the president said he wouldn't agree. he would not agree to cut to the big three unless republicans were going to put revenues on the table. he was asked about it last week. >> did you see any deal if they don't budge on taxes? >> i do not see a path to a deal if they don't budge, period. i mean, if the basic proposition is it's my way or the highway, then we're probably not going to get something done because we have divided government. we have democ
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> a rock us and rowdy session of parliament the day after media mogul rupert murdoch faced tough questions about the phone hacking scandal. this time it was prime minister's david cameron's turn to face the heat. he tried to deflect criticism over his hiring of andy coulson, one of ten arrested in the probe so far. >> of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the fewer owe it has caused. with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about all the warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> i'm joined by richard wolffe and michael gordon and former spokesman for attorney general janet reno during the clinton years. richard, we'll start with you. as you watch what happened this morning, how did prime minister cameron do today? was anything left there that was damaging you thought? >> yes. well, look, he did a pretty good job of sounding contrite and exp
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am PDT
>>> the growing fallout. england's phone-hacking scandal claims the top cop and rupert murdoch's chief executive. >>> severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada new and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone-hacking scandal keep piling up as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr.
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 8:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 9:00pm PDT
in on those awesome floor ads. the only problem for the big rupert murdoch owned news america, was that this small new jersey company, floor graphics, was dominating this market. you say problem, news corp says opportunity. news corp. set its sights on taking this little company down. they had the right guy to do it, according to a fortune magazine profile, he is similar to carlucci, who once tried to motivate his sales team by taking a baseball bat and crushing it. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. >> computer espionage. hacking. where have i heard this before? this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's american supermarket services company of repeatedly and systematically hacking into their computer database. on at least 11 separate occasions, news america intentionally, knowingly, and without authorization breached our secure computer system and repeatedly accessed, viewed, and obtained our pr
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 2:00am PDT
for being with us. >>> hands off approach. news corp ig's rupert murdoch denies responsibility for the hacking scandal that's rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the track. a mote toe cross racer manages to survive a high flying crash. good mornimorning. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. and we begin this morning with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. yesterday they were the story. testifying in dramatic hearing about the phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning, english prime minister david cameron. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son was in front of parliament, apologetic. >> i'd like to say this is the most humble day of my life. >> i'd like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of their illegal voice mail interceptions and thei
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
't know about august. maybe september if we're lucky. >>> a meaculpa for rupert murdoch. will that make any difference in the telephone hacking scandal? i ate breakfast and got heartburn, third day this week. so i took my heartburn pill and some antacids. we're having mexican tonight, so another pill then? unless we eat later, then pill later? if i get a snack now, pill now? skip the snack, pill later... late dinner, pill now? aghh i've got heartburn in my head. [ male announcer ] stop the madness of treating frequent heartburn. it's simple with prilosec otc. one pill a day. twenty-four hours. zero heartburn. no heartburn in the first place. great. and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. > welcome back to msnbc saturday. richard lui. alex witt is off today. new big development
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
's investigation into the murdoch scandal. and at one point as rupert murdoch was explaining he knew little of the phone hacking and didn't try to cover it up a man tried to hit him way plate full of shaving cream. murdoch's wife there in the pink came to his defense and he was unhurt. and texas representative, a man who believes president obama isn't really an american, has come up with an ethically irrational explanation why the august 2nd debt ceiling deadline isn't really a deadline. >>> finally, let me finish with the performance art of the republican house. we start with the debate over the economy now. joe walsh, a republican from illinois. sir, i wonder, go through a couple details of the bill you're voting on this evening. i read through the text today. here's what i learned. the plan doesn't say what exactly has to be cut. but it has a special exemption for more on terrorism spending. cap reduces spending of the fraught government to $19.9% by the year 2021, fen years from now and the house said it would need a two-thirds vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget an
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
murdoch and his son testified over the phone hacking scandal, parliament shifted its focus to prime minister david cameron. >> the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary. >> so cameron took a few rounds of shouting from members of paul meant but he did get his message across. he did get some enthusiasm for his response when he spoke of murdoch's testimony as well. >> everyone can see exactly what he is doing, an attempt to play this for party advantage. the problem has been taking place over many years. the problem is for both our main parties. and the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and deal with it for the good of the country. >> so where is all of this headed to next? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of what takes place when someone is on the chopping block. >> reporter: that's right. it
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm PDT
murdoch plays dumb in front of parliament. >> i don't know. >> reminds me of a scene from the godfather. >> i don't know nothing about that. >> we have more on the news corp. dog and pony show. and the election results everyone is waiting for out of wisconsin. we will talk to the first member of the wisconsin 14 to face a recall election. >>> good evening, americans, thanks for joining us tonight. with less than two weeks before the united states defaults on its obligations, president obama and the gang of six in the senate think that they have come up with a plan that might save the day. the president made a statement in the white house briefing room after a group of 47 senators were briefed on the plan by the gang of six. the plan would cut the deficit by 3.7 trillion over ten years, including a trillion dollar hike in revenue. i don't know how the republicans are going to go along with that. the president wants republicans to just understand just how much he's giving up to get them to take the deal. >> here's where we stand. we have a democratic president and administration that is p
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, another day, another resignation in the murdoch scandal. this time the number two man in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? if you've never heard that michele bachmann referred to homosexuality at bondage, despair and enslavement, gay rights groups have and are making sure will you. tonight, anything you say, or certainly anything michele bachmann says, will be used against you in the court of public opinion. let me finish tonight with a great moment for america. even if defeat at the world cup. we start with the republicans as a protest party. david korn and an msnbc political analyst and pat buchanan, a political analyst as well for msnbc. i was watching you on "morning joe." working both ends ever the block. 12 hours after you began your day. never seen a republican democrat party, we have is a position, take it or leave it. we're not dealing at all with you. what do you think of the party
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 10:00am PDT
you. >> i would like to draw you out in question i asked mr. james murdoch at the end of our last session which is on the culture of hacking, blacking and private detectives within fleet street. and to what extent the news of the world felt justified in those practices, everybody was doing it, if you like. i put to him that piers morgan now a celebrity anchor on cnn said openly in his book clearly which was published before this whole controversy broke that he had hacked phones. he said that he won scoop of the year for a story about -- he gave a tutorial in how one accesses voice mail by punching in a code and clearly from the account that he gives he did it rue tenially as editor of the daily mirror. he was an exemployee of news international. we were talking about operation motor man and the different amounts of use that was made of steve whitmore by various members of fleet street. i went through information commissioner's report and i added them up for transactions in the daily mail's associated newspapers group, there were 1,387 transactions with mr. whitmore over used by 98
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 1:00pm PDT
millions for murdoch threatens to topple his very own $3 billion empire built on it. murdoch tried to pass the buck at the house of commons inquiry. every seen these guys? insisting he is not to blame for hacking phones. this is rupert, belonging to politicians, phones belonging to the royal family, hacking phones belonging to a murdered 13-year-old girl. hacking phones belonging to 9/11 families, and dead soldiers in the wars. serious allegations. the 80-year-old also appeared confused or some argue, just playing stupid when it came to the company paying millions of its own dollars to settle hacking lawsuits and not investigate past criminal allegations against them. >> do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people that they trusted. this is not an excuse. maybe it's an explanation of my laxity. "the news of the world" did less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. it was up to the police. >> you heard mr. murdoch befo
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 2:30am PDT
into the scandal of that company. the paper reports government officials claim officials within rupert murdoch's company hacked into the e-mails of september 11th victims and paid bribes to british police. it is the latest investigation in the scandal surrounding the murdoch empire, that gigantic empire has been dealing with this for weeks. and the front pages of most british newspapers today are reporting this this morning, the news corp. exec james murdoch misled parliament during his testimony earlier this week. "the telegraph" specifically reads, mps were mislid by james murdoch, while "the guardian" reports murdoch lies to mps. the accusers say james murdoch lied when telling parliament that he did not have knowledge of the hacked phone transcripts before ordering a large payout to the reporter who obtained the records. murdoch says he stands behind the testimony. this story doesn't end just yet. >>> still ahead on "way too early" this morning, after getting a pink slip, tiger woods' caddie, you know the guy, he's now speaking out. he is not happy and he says he's, quote, lost respect for
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >> michele bachmann says migraines will not interfere. >> rupert murdoch flies back to the usa. will his troubles follow him? >> so the british hacking scandal is making cell phone users here in the u.s. concerned. >> senator barbara boxer joins me. >> there's no let-up today in the phone hacking scandal. >> members of parliament trained their sights. >> i am extremely sorry. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> not so humble you couldn't wait for your turn to talk. >> good evening from new york. well, that didn't take long, just one day after the gang of six bipartisan senators released their framework for deficit reduction with the tentative support of 49 senators and a general air of welcome from the president, house republicans are busy shooting it down. paul ryan, the chairman of the house budget committee and the leadership's designated hitter today released a three-page memo attacking the gang of six proposal, which is actually only one page longer than ryan's memo. ryan says the gang of six proposal is "a set of talking points and graphs that outlines an ambitious propos
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